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Offline Mike Nagle

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Rhipsalidopsis In Bloom
« on: May 31, 2014, 21:32:14 PM »

     Hello Gardeners,
     This Rhipsalidopsis gaertneri has not bloomed since I bought it six years ago.  A few weeks ago I repotted it for the first time.  Look what happened:

     


     


     From below:

     

     I'd better start repotting more frequently.  ::)

     Mike

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Re: Rhipsalidopsis In Bloom
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2014, 10:14:54 AM »
Hi  Mike - wow,  what a show!

Did you use a bigger pot or just repot in the same size pot?
I'm asking because I'm finding that mine seem to prefer smaller pots and I've started potting them back  in smaller pots again.
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Re: Rhipsalidopsis In Bloom
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2014, 15:56:28 PM »

     Hi Rena,
     I repotted it back into the same pot, which is pretty tight.  As time goes on I find that tight potting is almost always better than over-potting, and that just about all plants love to be repotted.  If only I had the discipline to do it as regularly as they need.
     I'm glad you like it!  :)

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Re: Rhipsalidopsis In Bloom
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2014, 17:40:10 PM »

     If only I had the discipline to do it as regularly as they need.
   

I can identify on that one :(
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Re: Rhipsalidopsis In Bloom
« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2014, 18:44:21 PM »
Hi Mike,
I have not been on this forum for a long time,I have 27 named varities of these plants and the one you show looks like "Caprice" to me although there a few quite similar.
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Re: Rhipsalidopsis In Bloom
« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2014, 06:51:06 AM »
Very nice Mike  :)
Must be a female to respond to your tender touch like that   ;)
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